U.S. Department of Justice
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
MEDIA INQUIRIES: KATHY COLVIN
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRESTS MEMBERS/ASSOCIATES OF THE BANDIDO OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANG AND ITS AFFILIATED SUPPORT CLUBS ON CONSPIRACY, NARCOTICS AND FIREARMS CHARGES
FORT WORTH, Texas — Following a several year-long criminal investigation by the FBI, DEA and other law enforcement agencies into the illicit distribution of drugs and firearms in North Texas by the Bandido Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (BOMG) and its affiliated support clubs, e.g., the Los Homeboys OMG, and the Rebel Riders OMG, law enforcement arrested numerous defendants this morning in an early-morning takedown. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, firearms, vehicles and cash. The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks, of the Northern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Casey, Jr., of the FBI and Special Agent in Charge James Capra of the Dallas Division of the DEA.
“Combining efforts with our federal, state and local partners is paramount in our efforts to protect our communities from the scourge of drugs," said Special Agent in Charge Capra. “The DEA will continue to identify, dismantle and disrupt drug trafficking organizations determined to soil our cities. Today is a fine example of what the DEA can do when we join forces with the law enforcement community. Case agents, officers, prosecutors and administrative personnel should be proud of their efforts today.”
The first complaint charges numerous individuals with conspiring, from August 30 to September 19, 2011, to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Individuals charged and in custody on this complaint include:
John Pena Medellin, aka “Papa John” and “Uncle John,” 61, of Fort Worth, Tx.
According to this complaint, John Pena Medellin is the President and founder of the Los Homeboys motorcycle gang which is affiliated with the BOMG. The BOMG uses Los Homeboys and John Medellin and his associates as a supply source for heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine.
Kenneth Marshal Holcomb, aka “Kenny,” 29, of Fort Worth
A fourth complaint charges individuals with conspiring, from January 1, 2010 to the date of the complaint, to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Individuals charged and in custody on this complaint include:
Christopher Ray Kinsey, aka “Bandido Skinny,” 34, of Jacksboro
A fifth complaint charges individuals with conspiring, from January 1, 2010, to the date of this complaint, to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Individuals charged and in custody on this complaint include:
Gerardo Gomez, Jr., aka “Bandido Junior Ray,” 29
The sixth complaint charges one individual, who is in custody, with possessing a machine gun in January 2011:
Benjamin Edward Neuner, aka “Rebel Rider Ben,” 58, of Alvarado, Texas
The complaint states that Neuner provided numerous firearms, laser sights and ammunition to the BOMG, including firearms he had altered to obscure the ballistic information of any bullet that might be fired from the firearm.
The statutory penalties for the offenses charged in the complaints are:
∙ conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin - five years to 40 years in federal prison
∙ conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine - 10 years to life in prison
∙ conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine - 10 years to life in prison
∙ possession of a machine gun - up to 10 years in prison
All carry substantial fines.